Monthly Archives: March 2021

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 133. “Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 133. “Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan…” pic.twitter.com/W3j3sVzhTC — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 1, 2021

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BOOK: 2034: A Novel of the Next World War

I’ve just finished a disturbing book, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, by Elliot Ackerman (decorated Marine, try not to hold it against him that he has written for The Daily Beast), Admiral James Stavridis (try not to … Read More

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WDTPRS – Spy Wednesday – Lent’s final Collect

The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas. This prayer was the Collect for this same day in the 1962 Missale Romanum. It was also in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 43 – Spy Wednesday of Holy Week: The Roman soldiers gave Him His baptism in blood.

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Saint Mary Major. Today is … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! The Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey, victims of drive-by shootings, need your help.

The wonderful Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey in Missouri have lately been victims of extremely dangerous… I am not making this up… drive by shootings. Drive by shootings. At NUNS. Let that sink in. The police are investigating. Shots were … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 132. “Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 132. “Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me…” pic.twitter.com/x6C0wRYiXX — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) March 30, 2021

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Latin version of Good Friday Prayer for “Pandemic Time” (2020)

UPDATE: It seems that the “Pandemic prayer” was approved for this year as well.  HERE A friend contacted me saying that their local diocese had mandated the use of the Good Friday Prayer issued last year for “Pandemic Time”.  That … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What does Jesus mean by “where the body is, there also the vultures will gather” (Luke 17:37)?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At the end of His teaching on the the Day of the Son of Man in St. Luke’s Gospel, Jesus says something that has always left me puzzled. What does Jesus mean by “where the body … Read More

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GALLUP: US Church membership declining FAST

I’ve been incessantly writing and talking about a “demographic sinkhole” opening up under the Church in these USA. Gallup published (oddly, under “Politics”) about US Church membership.  When you go over there to read the article, be aware that they … Read More

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Card. Zen writes an Open Letter to Card. Sarah about the St. Peter’s Suppression of Masses

Open Letter to Cardinal Sarah To His Eminence Card. Robert Sarah Dear Eminence, Pain and indignation invade my heart to hear certain incredible news: They have forbidden private masses in St. Peter’s!?https://t.co/MTwcPzAiGw — Joseph Zen (@CardJosephZen) March 30, 2021 CNA … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 42 – Tuesday of Holy Week: “We are never not in the presence of God.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santa Prisca. Today is Tuesday … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 131. “Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 131. “Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art…” (Find another version on the blog!) pic.twitter.com/8bMriy3bVA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) March 29, 2021 The other version… recorded way out of sequence back when Sir Patrick Stewart … Read More

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Card. Sarah – @Card_R_Sarah – calls for reversal of the St. Peter’s Suppression of daily Masses

At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. … Read More

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“If great big bishops will not guard the noble deposit, then it may be time to depose them.

At Crisis today there is a well-written, well-argued piece by Regis Martin which merits wide attention.  Share it. Does the Church No Longer Defend the Deposit of Faith? The writer laments that we are living in strange times: “Times in … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 41 – Monday of Holy Week: Detachment

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santa Prassede. Today is Monday … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 130. “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 130. “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” pic.twitter.com/4XwZJLWAzi — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) March 29, 2021

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No vaccination? No confession! NJ parish now exercises the “power of the syringes” – UPDATE

UPDATE 29 March: It seems that an option for confessions for the non-jabbed has been added to the schedule. I note with fascination that, although the priest there seems to be extremely worried about infectious penitents, he will have “face … Read More

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